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"Step out of the city for a few days to relax and enjoy a daily yoga program in nature" 

If a weekend retreat is not possible a Personal Retreat time out can be taken at any time for as many days as required. 

A Gift Voucher is a wonderful gift for your yoga friend or friend.  

Arrival for Weekend Retreats  
Fri 2pm or before 5pm - Sun 2pm
Sat 9am - Sun 2pm
Day Option Sat 9am to 9pm

Your First Yoga Ashram Retreat: A Yoga Relax Retreat

04 - 05 Mar    $200 Enrol
04 - 05 Mar    $340 Satya Enrol (dis - double enrolment)

Arrive at 9am to begin your retreat with a yoga class & yoga nidra - relaxation experience and much more to enhance your life through yoga.

Come and experience your first yoga ashram retreat 

You may have heard about the Rocklyn Ashram but feel a little challenged in not knowing what an Ashram can offer.

The Rocklyn Ashram is situated in the depths of the Wombat State Forest and offers a quiet, digital free Saturday to Sunday experience of deep rest for the body, mind and emotions. 

A practical program of yoga including postures, breathing practices, chanting and lifestyle is presented to give an overview of the depth and wisdom of yoga for everyday life for balance and inner peace – joyful living. 

Yoga & Meditation

Gain a deeper understanding of:
Prana - life force
& the Koshas - vital pranic sheaths

03 - 05 Mar     $290 Enrol
04 - 05 Mar     $220 Enrol
03 - 05 Mar     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)


Five Sheaths or Koshas of Yoga 

Our vital life force or prana permeates all layers of our being.  Through yoga we aim to experience the purity at our centre and allow that beauty to radiate out through the different levels of our existence. 

Underneath the appearance of the five levels of existence:

•    The physical – annamaya kosha
•    The energetic – pranamaya kosha
•    The mental  – manomaya kosha
•    The wisdom – vijnanamaya kosha
•    The bliss – anandamaya kosha

there is a pure, divine, eternal consciousness.  This is the Self, which is said to be indescribable but only known through direct experience.

What steps can we take to move towards that centre?  What yogic practices facilitate our connection with that inner purity or light?

Join this weekend to experience and learn steps to navigate your way through the koshas to connect with the deepest aspect of yourself.

Tools for Life - one month Bhagavad Gita & Ashram Life

The Bhagavad Gita is a complete toolkit to help reassess the mind and lifestyle

03 - 31 Mar    $900 Enrol  (includes text books)

The Bhagavad Gita is an opportunity to take inspiration from an ancient spiritual text that has been a guide to spiritual seekers throughout the ages, including Mahatma Gandhi.

This course, supported and integrated into the ashram lifestyle, will cultivate attitudes and philosophies from the Bhagavad Gita to maintain an ongoing dynamic and uplifting lifestyle with self resilience, vision and give you the opportunity to imbibe/absorb the teachings.

Prior yoga and ashram experience is not necessary but helpful. 

The Art of Mindful Living Retreat - with Melli O’Brien, aka Australia's “Mrs. Mindfulness,” 


10 - 13 Mar 

The art of mindful living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life when you go back home.

More details can be found here:

Register now: The Art of Mindful Living Retreat




Yoga & Meditation 


Deepening your Practice

Building on Sitting Longer & Stronger

Level 3 meditation practices

17 - 19 Mar     $290 Enrol
18 - 19 Mar     $220 Enrol
17 - 19 Mar     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)


Level 3 will focus on: 

  • Chakra Shuddhi - harmonising the chakras 
  • Yoga postures to sustain sitting longer & stronger 
  • Deeper concentration on the practice of pranayama
  • Achieving the discipline needed for extended stillness & focus
  • Cultivating the witness aspect
  • Review of Antar Mouna Meditation stages 1, 2 & 3 becoming the observer

The benefits of a regular practice of yoga & meditation is summarized as living consciously to experience a joyful way of living. It helps us manage our stress levels, improves the quality of our relationships, and enables us to access greater levels of clarity, insight, and focus.


  • Set a Sankalpa or intention for regularity, commitment & sincerity to include 20mins of meditation daily
  • Make sure your practice is truly your time without any interruptions
  • Practice before sunrise and set aside time for meditation in the evening
  • Make sure your dedicated practice space is fresh and clean
  • Refrain from picking up the phone and connecting with the world for at least 1/2hr after your practice
  • And don’t leave your home in a rush
  • Cultivate Living Consciously as a way of life 

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment

Volunteer Weekend

17 - 19 Mar Enrol
18 - 19 Mar Enrol

No Fee (full participation)

Please arrive before 5pm on the 17th or by 8.45am on the 18th and depart after lunch clean up - 1.30 on the 19th.

Heart in the Hands & Hands in the Moment Weekend - learning to be present: dynamic participation in the lifestyle of the Ashram as Karma Yoga – the yoga of mindful service and sharing of skills.  Participation in either the organic veggie garden or other interesting environmental projects is an exchange for all yoga classes, yummy garden produce food and standard accommodation. 

Yoga & Meditation Retreat for the Meditating Gardener with Sw. Premshakti 

24 - 26 Mar     $290 Enrol
25 - 26 Mar     $220 Enrol
24 - 26 Mar     $464 Satya Enrol (20% dis - double enrolment)

Includes the Ashram Vegetarian Recipe Booklet 

Strengthen body and mind through practices of yoga and meditation to increase your knowledge of nature and the importance of flowing with it through the seasons in the garden.


Enjoy meditating in the garden and practical sessions of gardening.

You will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions from experienced gardeners.

Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices 

24 - 26 Mar     $300 Enrol
To be attended in full 

The hatha yoga cleansing practices are simple in nature but profound in their effect. Hatha yoga is not only physical yoga. Traditionally, it begins with the shatkarmas, a group of cleansing practices which help to purify and detoxify the body and internal systems. With this detoxification of the body, the internal systems are regulated, helping to manage imbalances which occur within the body due to irregular diet, lifestyle and habits.

The practices of hatha yoga have the intention to harmonise, reorganise and balance the body, the physical structure and the energy system, allowing you to move into the dimension of the mind in preparation for the practices of meditation, and to integrate the entire human personality, through head, heart and hands.

The weekend retreat will include the following cleansing and relaxation practices:
•    Nasal cleansing (Jala Neti)
•    Intestinal wash (Laghoo Shankaprakshalana)
•    Stomach cleansing (Kunjal Kriya)
•    Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
•    Pranayama – breathing techniques, including full yogic breathing,  Bhramari (humming bee breath) and Kapalbhati (cleansing the frontal lobes of the brain)
•    Trataka – concentrated gazing on a candle flame
•    Yoga for health management – understanding yoga as a lifestyle for overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
•    Other regular ashram practices including havan, kirtan, mantra, forest meditation walks, and karma yoga.

The cleansing practices are offered at Rocklyn Ashram in March at the time of the transition between the seasons to help the body adjust to the new season’s energy and qualities. The autumn equinox signals a time of transition from outward engagement to inner reflection with the coming of the quieter winter months. The ashram offers a rare opportunity to learn these little-known practices in a supportive environment conducive to purification.

The program will allow time and space for periods of silence, personal reflection and self-study.

Power of Awareness: Nine Day Meditation Retreat 
with Sw. Anandakumar

31 Mar - 09 Apr     $950 Enrol
31 Mar - 09 Apr     $807.50 Enrol (early bird 15% discount - fully paid by 1st March)
31 Mar - 09 Apr     $1615 Enrol (double booking - 15% discount) 

More about Sw. Anandakumar

Power of Awareness Blog Site

Discover a new approach to meditation

Renowned meditation teacher Swami Anandakumar takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance aimed at the modern mind helps each one to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

The only qualification you really need is the desire to go into your own centre and connect with the stillness within and rediscover your own inner nature.  This new approach to meditation offers the ability to hear and listen to your own inner voice, learn to be comfortable with challenges that may arise, realise inner peace, happiness, clarity and gain perspective on your life.

  • The Focus is on Awareness in Meditation,

  • ​​What It Is,

  • How to Practice it Properly,

  • How To Maintain It,

  • What it can do for You,

  • ​The Benefits that can Accrue for You in Daily Life 

Testimonials from the 2016 course

  •  Amazing, highly recommended!
  •  Very rarely do we have the opportunity to find a way to be comfortable with everything that occurs within us.  This was such an opportunity; to sit and go beyond our family constructed beliefs to a light deep within.
  • This is a highly recommended retreat for professional yoga teachers and practitioners committed to experiencing an extended meditation retreat, skilfully guided by Swami Anandakumar. 
  • The stillness and clarity gained over 10 days of learning the systematic approach to meditation and establishing oneself in the quiet mind as the observer is a profound experience.

Living Consciously Retreat 


1 week     $250 Enrol
1 week to 1 month
15% discount for Health Care Card Holders
No further discounts apply
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Course Overview
Yoga @ the Ashram
Daily Timetable

This retreat is for those who wish to sustain and cultivate a positive attitude towards life.

Included are twice daily group sessions discussing the subject of focus for the day, a review at the end of the day before meditation, and the experience of regular yoga classes.

During the Living Consciously program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.

What was beneficial about the retreat?

"A great opportunity to rest my mind, reset patterns and to further commit to living consciously"

"Karma Yoga gave me the opportunity to observe and witness ones actions and reactions positively"

"Regular yoga practices both on and off the mat.  Beautiful, peaceful and natural environment for yoga and lifestyle"

"Just perfect - timeout, yoga, lifestyle, reviving, refreshing and an inspiring experience in a beautiful ashram setting"

"Format - open, flexible, well balanced with practical & theory based sessions.  Creative approach to developing a yogic lifestyle"​

"Karma Yoga - participation in the duties of the ashram life gave me a point of focus" 

Mindful Yoga Lifestyle Retreat 

5 nights     $495 Enrol
Mon 10.30am – Sat 2pm

7 nights     $595 Enrol
Sun 2pm – Sun 2pm

Intakes all year

Daily Timetable
Course Overview

A Mindful Lifestyle Retreat differs a little from the Living Consciously program in that extra time is allocated after lunch to deepen relaxation and reclaim inner balance and direction during your personal retreat. Course material and group meetings are consistent with the Living Consciously concept of mindfulness.

What was beneficial about the retreat?

  • Yoga Nidra, the daily topic to witness and reflect on and the balance of all the yogas including Karma Yoga were highlights in my life changing experience. 
  • Wonderful. It is one of the most peaceful settings I've had the privilege to be in. I am inspired.  
  • Location, affordability & ethos
  • Group sessions. Complete toolkit to help re-assess your mind/lifestyle

During the Mindfulness Lifestyle Retreats program participants will discover, experience and analyse the methods by which yogic principles and practices can be applied in their daily lives.

Feel Great Breaks Yoga Retreat

A 4 day Yoga Retreat

Fee  $400

06 - 09 Mar Enrol
13 - 16 Mar Enrol
20 - 23 Mar Enrol

Arrive 10.30am in time for Yoga Nidra - relaxation

This 4 day Yoga Retreat is part of a 1 month course of living consciously. 

On completion of week 1, weeks 2, 3 & 4 can be undertaken at your own leisure.  


The retreat supports personal time and space to re assess if we are focusing on what is important to us in life, and if we are creatively balancing our spiritual and worldly health and wellbeing effectively. 

This special Yoga Retreat program includes: yoga postures, breathing techniques, yoga nidra – relaxation, meditation, focused action in the lifestyle, and twice daily group discussions on subjects of awareness from the text
eBook Yoga With Attitude

One is encouraged to make notes or keep a spiritual diary throughout the retreat.  At the end of your retreat take some time to re assess in the following way:

  • What insights have been gained throughout the retreat to support health & wellbeing effectively
  • How do you intend to apply and consolidate in a practical ongoing way the benefits and insights gained during your retreat 
  • What challenges were met and how did you respond to them - responses and reactions 

Day Visits 

Saturday Yoga Day & Kirtan 

Sat 18 Mar     $70  Enrol
10.30am - 8.30pm

Open Day 

13 Mar   (No Fee for the Open Day program)

"It's an excellent place for relaxation and to spend a day here is worthwhile" - from Barbara

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Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.